• TheOverclocker: Issue 28

    In this issue (our first of 2014), we head back to Brazil for an interview with the number one overclocker in the Extreme Overclocker’s League. We take some time to consider our beloved DIY industry again through what is hopefully an objective pair of eyes. The HWBOT/OC-TV talk show…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 27

    Here it Is, the last issue of 2013. This time around we bring you the first episode of what is hopefully many more of OC-TV and HWBOT’s OC Show. In addition we get a quick one on one with Hong Kong’s epic overclocker, Mad222 and for our cover feature…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 26

    TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 25

    Issue 25 of TheOverclocker has finally arrived and we are once again looking at the latest hardware, features and what’s happening with some of our favorite overclockers in the game. We may be a little late, but we are also a little better. Until Issue 26, enjoy the read…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 24

    In this issue of TheOverclocker, we are feature-heavy leading up to Computex 2013 – which we’ll be covering in issue 25. For your reading pleasure we’ve toned down the reviews a little to give you more insightful editorial about the overclocking enterprise and all related technologies as a whole. We visited…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 23

    Welcome to our first issue of 2013. Amongst many other things, we let K|NGP|N show us how to seal a motherboard permanently for LN2, get acquainted with veteran overclocker “Chispy” and throw in some of our thoughts on the hardware industry. A few changes in this issue that you’ll…

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Free-To-Play Heroes of Newerth and Path of Exile now available with select GeForce GTX desktop and notebook products

April 11, 2014 — Starting today, gamers who purchase select NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX® desktop GPUs and GeForce GTX-powered notebooks can take advantage of new bundle offering of $100 of in-game currency for Heroes of Newerth and Path of Exile.

Purchasers of selected GeForce GTX desktop graphics cards or other select GTX 700M/800M-based notebooks will receive $100 ($50 per title) of in-game currency for two of the world’s most popular free-to-play titles:

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Boston, USA – April 11, 2014 – The “PAX East 2014” is from 11 to 13 April 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Thermaltake has partnered with premier eTailer Newegg to capture visitors’ attention to bring a spectacular display of Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS’s newest products into the hands of gamers and DIY enthusiasts alike.

PAX east is the premier east coast gaming event in the USA started by the team at Penny Arcade in 2004. From there it has grown to be a huge event with massive amounts of sponsors and a very diverse gaming crowd with cosplay and even game developers showing off what they have to offer.

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, engineered for ultimate speed and performance, enables 4K gaming at max settings for extreme PC gaming

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the world’s fastest and most powerful graphics card, AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, designed for ultra-enthusiasts at the apex of PC gaming. Joining two AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs in one card design, AMD Radeon R9 295X2 manhandles today’s and tomorrow’s games in maximum settings at 4K resolution.

“AMD is thrilled to launch the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics card, built on the same award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture that powers the gaming industry,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “This record-shattering dual-GPU card will enable industry-leading audio and visually stunning 4K gaming, proving once again that Radeon™ is gaming.”

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Corsair Vengeance K70 Designed for PC Gaming Performance with German-made Cherry MX Mechanical Keyswitches 

Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC gaming hardware, today announced that the award-winning Vengeance K70 mechanical gaming keyboard — in black aluminum with red backlit keys is now available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown keyswitches in addition to the original Cherry MX Reds. Similar to all Vengeance gaming keyboards, the latest K70 doesn’t miss when it counts due to genuine German-made Cherry MX switches, the most popular and accurate mechanical keyswitches for gamers with over 5 billion sold.

The sophisticated aesthetics of the refreshed Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard starts with an anodized black aluminum chassis for long-lasting durability and timeless style. Vibrant red backlighting shines through each key, oozing an industrial look capable of complimenting any gamer den. The overall backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity while the lighting for each key can be independently enabled or disabled. The key-by-key lighting customization allows users to highlight just the keys they need to emphasize, such as WASD, and then save the setting directly to the K70′s onboard memory.

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Improved External Graphic Support and Native 4K Resolution Display

ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) today announced the whole new AMD FM2+ Platform motherboards—A78F2P-M2, A58F2P-M4, and A55F2P-M2, featuring the new AMD FM2+ APU socket, transcending the already strong performance FM2 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features from the Kaveri Technology platform. ECS AMD FM2+ motherboards offer native support for PCI Express Gen 3.0 as well as DirectX 11.1 support integrating the high performance “Steamroller” core. In addition, ECS AMD FM2+ motherboards provide native 4K resolution for ultimate visual experience.

ECS FM2+ Motherboards with AMD Radeon™ Graphics

AMD A-Series APUs with AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics are designed with game-changing new features that deliver superior computing and heart-pounding gaming performance. AMD Radeon™ graphics is based on the new intelligent computing architecture to optimize users’ visual experience with the most advanced graphical technology.

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LUXA2 EnerG Powerbank

LUXA2 today announces their new EnerG power bank series with three new additions to their power solution range, the EnerG 6600mAh, 8800mAh and 10400mAh portable power bank. The EnerG series is designed to give users the flexibility to select a portable battery bank that matches their lifestyle, and to charge the majority of USB enabled devices, including smartphone, phablets and tablets, which has proven so essential in modern everyday life.

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corsair Obsidian 450D

Corsair®, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Obsidian Series®450D performance mid-tower PC case. The 450D matches the iconic, brushed aluminum design of the Obsidian series with an increased focus on high-airflow, ensuring your system not only looks great, but runs cool.

Behind the 450D’s aluminum mesh intake grill are dual 140mm AF140L intake fans to direct airflow straight to a PC’s hottest component, the graphics card. The rear AF120L 120mm fan keeps the airflow moving smoothly and five other optional fan locations give you serious cooling flexibility. The 450D’s fan mounts also accommodate a wide range of water-cooling radiators, with room for up to a 360mm radiator in the roof, a 280mm radiator in the front, and a 240mm radiator in the floor.

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During a keynote speech at our annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Calif., NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang updated our public GPU roadmap with the announcement of Pascal, the GPU family that will follow this year’s Maxwell GPUs.

Named for 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal, our next-generation family of GPUs will include three key new features: stacked DRAM, unified memory, and NVLink.

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MSI, a prominent developer in the gaming market, is once again leading the way by releasing the new AG220 and AG240 as the successors to its AG2712A that won the CES Innovation Award this year.

The AG220 and AG240 are 21.5″ and 23.6″ Full HD All-in-One PCs that support MSI’s industry-leading Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies. Both AG220 and AG240 are based on Intel’s latest Haswell platform with support for quad-core processors. The PCs also feature NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 860M gamer-grade discrete graphics card and Killer game networking accelerator card favored by pro-gamers.

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biostar AM1MHP

BIOSTAR introduced a trio of Socket LGA AM1 motherboards for AMD “Kabini” SoCs, the small form factor AM1MHP, AM1MH and AM1ML. These are the first AM1 boards out of the door by BIOSTAR. The AM1MHP uses a narrow micro-ATX form factor and the AM1MH and AM1ML are based on the mini-ITX standard, with a second add-on card slot, with the AM1ML lacking an HDMI port.

All three boards draw power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, and use a 2+1 phase VRM to power the CPU. They feature two DDR3 DIMM slots, a single PCIe 2.0×16 slot, a single PCIe 1x slot, and feature two SATA3 ports.

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